“Urban living does not always allow space or conditions for gardening. But more and more people are finding ways to use limited resources to grow vegetables and even raise chickens. Follow some urban gardeners in Washington, D.C., and meet a garden designer who helps them make the best with what’s available.” ...

“Inside a windowless warehouse once used for paintball, with planes heading to nearby Newark airport overhead, an industrial park in New Jersey seems an unlikely place to find fresh locally grown produce.” LED lights have replaced the natural sunlight and cloth has replaced the soil.  The entire operation is in a fully controlled environment. “This...

Did you know that each year millions of dollars are donated by the USDA to farmers in rural areas? Now the government is offering assistance to people who want to try urban farming as well. Money is now being sent to farmers who wish to grow on rooftops, inside greenhouses and even in shipping containers and warehouses. “USDA Microloans, a program that offers...

Begin the New Year right by signing up for UOG’s Monthly Seed and Garden Club. Our Garden Guru’s will hand select popular heirloom, GMO-FREE varieties for you to start each month, customized to your location and grow zone! During sign-up, just let us know whether you prefer to grow indoors, outdoors, in partial shade or in the sun. Do you grow hydroponically?...

“When Meredith Thomas traded lawn for something her family could eat, she relied on scavenged materials to build her ever-producing vegetable beds. Putting discarded materials back into use, she builds trellises, beds, and even a hugelkultur with a keyhole concept addition. She doesn’t buy fertilizer. To nourish her plants, she simply tucks in plant...

More people are wanting to grow food in their small urban spaces like on their decks, patios, balconies and even indoors!  Regardless of your budget or style, there’s a system that will suit your taste and your wallet. Here’s a few of our favorites and why we love them so much. Garden Tower, image via @themoreonesows Growing outdoors has never been...

The risks and rewards of urban farming in high-density cities… ...

Join Urban Organic Gardener’s Monthly Seed & Garden Club! Looking for a “last minute” Christmas gift for your favorite gardener? Purchase them a subscription to UOG’s Monthly Seed Club and give them a gift they’ll truly appreciate and benefit from ALL-YEAR-LONG! Receive a custom curated collection unique of garden seeds specific...

“What do you do once you’ve built a 450-square-metre underground park? If you’re Daniel Barasch and James Ramsey, you make it 100 times bigger. In October 2015, ex-Googler Barasch and former Nasa satellite engineer Ramsey, both 39, raised $223,506 (£170,000) on Kickstarter and took over a downtown warehouse in New York City to create the indoor Lowline...

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“Jesse DuBois is an urban agriculturalist. He moved to Los Angeles to become a screenwriter, but instead got caught up in reshaping the food system. He is the CoFounder and currently serves as the Chief Eclectic Officer for two start-ups: Farmscape, an urban farming maintenance company, and Agrisaurus, a web-based polyculture gardening assistant. Horticulturally,...

“The international community is beginning to recognize the integral role of urban agriculture in improving the economy, environment, and health of cities. Food Tank has put together a list of 12 organizations that are propelling urban agriculture in cities around the world. –source FoodTank.com Camp Green (Kampala, Uganda): Harriet Nakabaale, one of...

In East Harlem, a new Urban Garden Cafe will soon be opening right in the middle of a neighborhood covered in graffiti, organic food, vintage parking meters and more. “It’s a bizarre combination, but these items — among many others — are the central pieces of an East Harlem cafe being opened as a spin-off of the Urban Garden Center.” The new eatery...

Ben Greene’s farmery turns industrialized produce on its head by allowing food to be grown and sold in the same space – A film by Gary Breece and Russell Hawkins. (5:13) Read more: http://www.SmithsonianMag.com ...

“On Saturday, Dec. 10, FYI premiered the documentary Farming Detroit, which follows the rise of urban agriculture and its impact on the city.” In Detroit, there are more than 30,000 acres of abandoned and distressed properties that are being reclaimed by residents and turned into urban farms. “The documentary follows the stories of six...

“How to make gardening easy. Simple gardening tips. We summarize simple tips that we found to work well in our garden that doesn’t take a lot of cash to implement.” Learn more at: “GreenDesert.org” ...

Live in a colder climate? Worry that because of freezing temperatures outdoors that you may not be able to garden like your friends in warmer locations? That’s not the case! There are actually many options that you can choose from when it comes to gardening fruits, vegetables and herbs indoors. “If you want to find out which goodies you can grow in pots,...

“Remember that “Hot Cheetos & Takis” video featuring those cute Minneapolis kids from back in 2012, which got more than 14 million views on YouTube? From that same studio comes something a bit more grown up. Appetite For Change, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit dedicated to using food as a means for economic and social growth, recently released...

“If you haven’t already seen this inspirational and entertaining Ted Talk by Ron Finley, then do yourself a favour and watch it — truly an inspiring talk and man.” “With the help of a dedicated team and executive producer John Legend, Finley has put together a documentary that helps to spread the word of Gangsta Gardening. Can You Dig This explores...

Due to a concoction of irresponsible, shortsighted and cheap practices, conventional agriculture is extremely environmentally damaging and unsustainable. These practices are numerous and all contribute to agricultures unsustainability in different ways. They will be explored in the following paragraphs. The first practice that will be discussed is monoculture....